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Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, has increased its wide range of Fairtrade goodies with additions to its winter hot drinks menu.
Christmas is one of the most popular times to propose, so whether you’re researching the latest styles because you are waiting for that special someone to pop the big question, or you’re just curious and want to treat yourself to the ultimate luxury gift, now is the time to think more deeply about where the gold in your fine jewellery came from.
With global cocoa prices stuck at unsustainably low levels, Fairtrade welcomed in June 2019 the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to raise the farm gate price to $1,820 per tonne for all farmers. Fairtrade see this as a real opportunity to drive change at scale for farmers in the two countries, which together produce more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa supply and who have been hit hard by a collapse in cocoa prices in 2017.
For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from October 10th.
The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the UK government’s decision to put in place a ‘transitional protection measure’ to ensure that developing countries do not lose their UK market access in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report which calls on all involved to act to tackle the all too common inequalities and abuses that many farmers and workers in developing countries have to face. These hardships should not be borne by anyone not least those in the overseas supply chains of retailers and businesses that supply us with many of the produce in our stores.
Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at The Fairtrade Foundation, said; “The Fairtrade Foundation has over 20 years of experience harnessing the power of consumer markets to make trade work for the poorest.
Better collaboration needed to promote responsible sourcing of textiles.
As discussions continue in Brussels over the UK leaving the European Union the Fairtrade Foundation has warned of the impact of a ‘no-deal’ scenario on producers in developing nations.
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Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.